Microwave Cinnamon Apple Slices

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Make this simple recipe for cinnamon apple slices in the microwave! Using only 3 ingredients, these cinnamon apples are so easy to make and absolutely scrumptious. This apple recipe is perfect for an instant sweet craving or needing to put together and quick but healthy snack.

slices of red apples with cinnamon in a white bowl

Microwave Cinnamon Apple Slices

I was recently making a batch of my air fryer baked apples to serve as a fun dessert for my family and I had SO many apples leftover. And, that was after I had used some to make applesauce in my instant pot and meal prepped apple cinnamon oatmeal squares for breakfast.

So I figured since I love eating apple slices as a healthy snack, why not “bake” them in the microwave with a dash of cinnamon as a treat?

Let me tell you- they turned out amazing! This is such an easy and simple snack or dessert to make. It literally takes just a few minutes of your time.

eating cinnamon apples with a fork

Ingredients Needed To Make Sliced Apples With Cinnamon

To make this fruit dessert, all you need are 3 simple ingredients:

That’s it!

Microwave Cinnamon Apple Slices

Best Apples To Use

For this specific recipe, I decided to use a Honeycrisp apple. Granny smith apples also work really well!

I personally wouldn’t worry too much about the kind of apple you choose. Whichever one is your favorite or whatever you have on hand works!

apple slices with cinnamon in a white bowl

How To Make Cinnamon Apple Slices In The Microwave

Before you do anything, make sure you take the time to thoroughly wash the apples before cutting them into slices.

Using a sharp knife or an apple corer slicer, cut the apple into even slices.

Add the apple slices to a microwave-safe bowl or plate and add the water.

Sprinkle the apple slices with ground cinnamon and microwave them for about 4 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

cooking apple slices in the microwave

Cooking Tips:

  • Besides the cinnamon, you can also add a few dashes of nutmeg to really intensify the flavor.
  • I also recommend making a batch of apple slices with apple pie seasoning to change it up!

sweet apple slices with cinnamon for dessert

What To Serve With Cinnamon Apples

While these cinnamon apple slices are a delicious healthy snack all on their own, I sometimes like to make my own homemade chocolate hazelnut spread (tastes just like Nutella!) to serve as a dip.

You can also serve them with some:

Sometimes, when I really want to pull out all the stops, I’ll add a scoop of my favorite vanilla ice cream over the top and it’s my absolute favorite! The apples are all soft and sweet with a subtle hint of spiciness from the cinnamon along with the creaminess of the ice cream… stunning!

baked apple slices with cinnamon on top

More Healthy Apple Recipes

If you loved this recipe for microwave cinnamon apple slices, check out some of my other healthy dessert recipes!

These are some of the other apple recipes I like to make:

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Microwave Cinnamon Apple Slices

These microwave cinnamon apple slices are amazing! So easy to make and so delicious! This is a perfect instant healthy dessert or snack!
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time4 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cinnamon
Cooking Method: Microwave
Diet: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 96kcal

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  • Cut apple into slices. Put apple slices in a microwave-safe bowl and add water. Sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon.
  • Microwave apple slices for 4 minutes.
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Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I was just looking around for something to eat when my friend told me about the apples and it looked so good now i make it all the time

  2. 5 stars
    The recipe where you heat apple slices in the microwave with cinnamon on them.. I know you’re using a microwave-safe bowl but do you leave it uncovered while it is cooking in the microwave? Also I wasn’t sure and I left the apple peel on. Also peeling the apple is probably more tasty I cooked it with skin on..

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